Arthur GAUTIER

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Arthur Gautier

Executive Director & Professor


Executive Director of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, Arthur is Assistant Professor at ESSEC Business School in the Public and Private Policy Department. He teaches in the Master in Management program since 2015 and is the Academic Director of the French Fundraising Certificate since 2016.


He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) de Paris (2009) and is an alumnus from ESSCA School of Management (2005).


His research focuses on philanthropy and more broadly on private initiatives for the common good, from organizational, sociological, psychological and historical perspectives. He studies the emergence and the institutionalization of individual and corporate philanthropy, both as concepts and practices. He is also interested in hybrid philanthropic practices combining multiple institutional logics, such as impact investing, crowdfunding, and foundation-owned companies.


Before joining ESSEC, Arthur was Publications & Events Director at Admical, France’s leading institute for corporate philanthropy, and worked as a consultant in the music industry.